Thursday October 23rd, 2014

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who is recovering from a knee injury, has been given a rehabilitation opportunity from Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal, the club announced on Thursday

Valdes is currently a free agent. The 32-year-old tore his ACL in March, ending his Barcelona career and causing him to miss the 2014 World Cup. 

The opportunity from Van Gaal will allow Valdes to work with the Manchester United training staff at Old Trafford as he works his way back to 100 percent. 

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Throughout his professional career, Valdes has made 77 appearances with Barcelona B and 535 appearances with Barcelona. Valdes helped Barcelona win six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League crowns. He also has 20 caps with the Spanish national team. 

Valdes has won the Ricardo Zamora Trophy - awarded to the Spanish goalie with the lowest goals-to-games ratio - a record five times. 

Manchester United's current goalkeeper is 23-year-old David De Gea, who has been with the club since 2011.

- Josh Sanchez

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